Donation Items FAQ

We are frequently asked questions about what kind of items we accept, what we don’t accept, etc.  Below is a list to help you decide what to donate to the NHSPCA.  Crates, animal housing, bedding, and other items that we don’t accept must be disposed of which costs the organization money in the form of a disposal fee. This takes financial resources away from the needs of the animals.

Below is only a snapshot of the items we need and use. Please refer to our WISH LIST which is always up to date with a comprehensive list of items we are most in need of right now. If you have any questions call 603-772-2921 ext. 110 or email  Thank you again for your support!

How to donate items:

You can find our donation cart outside of our building 7 days a week between 8:15am and 3:45pm.
Pull down the driveway, bear left and go around the building toward the small red “Lamprey” barn. You will find the donation cart by the large white car garage door.
*If it is raining, sleeting or snowing heavily, the donation cart will not be out.

Most common questions:



  • Unopened & Unexpired dry and canned dog, cat, bird and small animal food. *NON GRAIN FREE
  • Easy Cheese
  • Hot Dogs / Cheese Sticks (Please do NOT leave in the donation cart. You can drop inside our building. We are open every day from 11am to 4pm, except Wednesday.

Check our WISH LIST for more specific details regarding food and treats


  • Opened or expired food
  • Raw diets – we cannot properly refrigerate or freeze this food long term making it unsafe to feed the animals in our care



  • Towels of all sizes
  • Flat Sheets
  • Wash cloths
  • Blankets
  • Comforters


  • Pillows
  • Fitted Sheets
  • Clothing
  • Seat Cushions
  • Window Curtains
  • Shower Curtains
  • Rugs
  • Carpet
  • Blankets/Comforters that have embellishments – such as tassels, buttons, lace

Pet Beds

Pet beds of all sizes that are in good condition and not stained or torn, preferably that have removable/washable covers

Dirty, stained, torn pet beds


Please refer to our WISH LIST



  • New pet toys (check our WISH LIST)
  • Gently used pet toys


  • Worn, torn or dirty pet toys
  • Children’s stuffed animals that have embellishments such as buttons, plastic eyes, clothing, bows, buckles, etc.


Crates and carriers of all sizes in good condition with all parts/closures/zippers working.

Rusty, broken, dirty crates and carriers.



  • Stainless bowls
  • Ceramic bowls
  • Martingale collars
  • Nylon leashes
  • Gently used cat trees and hideaways in good condition


  • Plastic bowls
  • Automatic feeders / waterers
  • Used litterboxes of any kind
  • Automatic litterboxes
  • Covered litterboxes
  • Extendable leashes
  • Collars that are not the martingale design
  • Cat trees and hideaways in poor, worn, stained condition

Farm Supplies

Please refer to the WISH LIST for specifics.
*If you have farm animal (horse, goat, pig, sheep, fowl) food or supplement you wish to donate, please always email before dropping anything off to ensure we can use the item(s) and have the appropriate storage space available.

Medical Supplies


  • Unopened & Unexpired preventatives, such as topical flea and tick medication and heartworm preventative
  • Unopened & Unexpired joint supplements
  • PPE – Gowns, booties, gloves
  • Unused/Unopened Subcutaneous Lactated Ringers Fluid Solution


  • Prescription medication
  • Controlled substances of any kind
  • Human or Animal Diabetic supplies including insulin needles
  • Subcutaneous Sodium Chloride Fluid Solution
  • Dietary supplements
  • Anything opened, partially used or expired
  • Sharps containers